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24 Ways to Deal with Trauma

Here are 24 Ways to contribute to ending the influence in your daily life of a trauma, sudden or a gradual influence. Continue reading 



81 Buddhists Speak on the Meaning of Life. A book. Buddha Life. Zenful Life. Nicolae Tanase

 Buddhahood, Buddha Mind, Awakening, Enlightenment, Selflessness, infinite compassion, the highest happiness, vows, merits, the deepest wisdom… What is a life well lived?

The wind in the trees….listen…a Sacred Homecoming. Life….this moment…siting zazen…there is stillness. Like a Mudra….infinitely peaceful…unshaken…life is Silence. Breathing the moment… Does the question make sense? It is a silent mind… it is moonshine…other than this there is nothing you need to know. Awake! At the heart of life itself.

Between 2015 and 2020 I asked more than a thousand renowned and spiritual people from around the world one question: what is the meaning of life? This book is an anthology of eighty-one poised and peaceful answers on the Meaning of Life, written by renowned Buddhists.

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Do I Create My Own Suffering? Does Another Create My Suffering? Or between us, we create suffering? Or is it Chance, Fate or Destiny?

The Buddha expressed a profound concern on our holding to personal views about the causes of suffering. If we do, we can blame ourselves, blame others, both ourselves and others or believe in circumstances we cannot prove.

I would advise every person looking into suffering to read and re-read the following words of the Buddha until deeply understood. In the bamboo grove in the Squirrel Sanctuary, Raghir in Bihar, India, the Buddha had  an inquiry with an austere yogi from another sect: Continue reading 



Great Discourse on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. A Boon for all who explore the benefits of Mindfulness.

Never overlook the significance of the Buddha’s magnificent Great Discourse on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness.

Every Mindfulness teacher and every Mindfulness practitioner can benefit from a careful and mindful reading of this discourse. The discourse has the potential to provide practitioners with an immense resource for clarity, inspiration and insight. Continue reading 



Mindfulness. A Single Limb in the Body of the Teachings/Practises. A Podcast. Ron Purser with Questions for Christopher

Ron Purser interviewed me for his 60 minute Mindful Cranks podcast in July 2020.

Professor of Management in the College of Business at San Francisco State University, Ron is the author of McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality. Dr. Purser is an ordained Zen Dharma Teacher in the Korean Zen Taego order of Buddhism. Continue reading 




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